(SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.) -- Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will give a speech to open the inaugural National Dialogue on Children and Nature conference at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center on Sept. 8.
The conference, which will include more than 300 educators, health professionals, conservationists and business leaders, will focus on restoring the connection between children and the outdoors.
Who: Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
When: 8 a.m., Sept. 8, 2006
Where: National Conservation Training Center, Byrd Auditorium, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, W. Va. 25443. The center is approximately 90 minutes from downtown Washington by car.